JHL’s Nose Day charity collection ended in 2023 at the turn of the year. The total amount donated was EUR 5,737.
A huge amount of money was donated to JHL’s own virtual Nose Day charity box. The Nose Day collection started in October and lasted until the end of 2023.
– For a long time, JHL was among the most major campaign donors on the Nose Day website. Those who donated to JHL’s collection box wrote a lot of happy and encouraging messages on the collection box page. Thanks to everyone who donated, says Juhani Turunen, the person in charge of JHL’s solidarity work in Finland.
Nose Day donations are spread evenly between nine Finnish development organisations, one of them being Trade Union Solidarity Centre of Finland SASK. JHL is a member and partner of SASK.
– SASK’s Nose Day projects were aimed at improving the position of home helpers and their children in Indonesia, the Philippines, Mozambique and Columbia. JHL wants to do good for the children of the world and promote human rights in working life on a global scale, Turunen explains.
This time, JHL wanted to challenge local branches and members to join Nose Day publicity stunts. JHL awarded two of its members for best Nose Day publicity stunts and bringing attention to Nose Day in social media with JHL’s solidarity tote bags and pizza gift cards.
Become JHL’s solidarity ambassador
In addition to Nose Day, JHL does many kinds of solidarity work and trains its own solidarity ambassadors every other year. The previous solidarity ambassador training had to do with, say, corporate greenwashing, the impact of digitalisation to global working life and trade union rights in the world.
– The ambassadors look into the conditions in which people work globally and spread the word for proper working conditions in their networks such as workplaces and branches. A solidarity ambassador can for instance affect workplace procurements by ordering a workplace info session on Fairtrade coffee or arranging events of their own, Turunen says.
You can become a solidarity ambassador by sending an e-mail to email@example.com. Include your contact information, language skills, branch and workplace in the message. If you’re a student, let us know in your message what you’re studying and where.
– When you become a solidarity ambassador, you’ll get current information on solidarity themes and how to make an impact to human rights in working life on a global scale. Everyone is welcome to take as much or little part in the activities as they wish. You should come and listen if you’re even a little bit interested!
As a solidarity ambassador, you’ll get to join JHL’s Facebook group named “Solidaarinen JHL“. You’ll also get to join the ambassadors’ Howspace platform.
In addition, you should start following the “Solidaarinen JHL” channel on Instagram!
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